Health department investigates Disney’s ‘Wild Africa Trek’
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -
The Orange County Health Department is investigating Walt Disney World’s “Wild Africa Trek” experience after several dozen parkgoers became ill.
Orange County Health Department spokesman Dain Weister confirmed with Local 6 that the majority of the illnesses, described as a stomach bug, were reported in June. Since the illness was first reported in early June, more cases continued to appear. Since then, Disney said it voluntarily did a “deep clean” of the affected area and stepped up measures to promote hand-washing and the use of hand-sanitizers.
“We are working closely with the Orange County Health Department to review the situation,” said Disney spokeswoman Andrea Finger.
Symptoms were nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and in some cases vomiting, Weister said. Symptoms usually lasted two to five days. Two people felt sick enough to go to the emergency room, although none were hospitalized overnight.